Pumpkin Bread with Brown Sugar Glaze

Pumpkin Bread with Brown Sugar Glaze



Pumpkin Bread:

  • 250g pumpkin puree
  • 113g unsalted melted butter (about 1 stick)
  • 150g granulated sugar
  • 50g brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 100ml of orange juice
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda 
  • 315g flour 
  • 1 tsp of nutmeg 
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt (if you use salted butter, skip the salt here)
  • ¼ cup chocolate chips (optional) 

Brown Sugar Glaze:

  • 160g – 200g confectioner’s sugar
  • 2 tbsp melted butter
  • 70ml whole milk
  • 20g brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  • Prepare the loaf pan by greasing the tin and lining it with parchment paper.  

  • In a medium sized bowl, whisk together the melted butter and both sugars. Once completely whisked, the mixture should look a little like apple sauce. 

  • Next, add the egg, pumpkin puree, orange juice and vanilla to the sugar mixture and whisk until fully combined. Set aside.

  • In a separate large bowl, combine the baking soda, flour, nutmeg, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon and salt together. 

  • Then, form a well in the dry mixture and pour the pumpkin mixture into the center of the well. Combine slowly, using a rubber spatula.

  • Place the batter in the loaf pan, ensuring it is evenly distributed across the pan.

  • To ensure you have a nice bread crack, dip a butter knife in a little bit of melted butter. Then drag the knife through the center of the bread batter. That spot is where the classic bread crack will appear.

  • Bake for 45 – 50 min or until a toothpick comes out clean. 

  • Allow the bread to cool fully in the tin before removing it.

  • While the bread is cooling, prepare the brown sugar glaze. Whisk together the glaze ingredients until a nice, thick consistency is found. 

  • Once the bread is fully cooled, pour the glaze over the bread and allow it to set before slicing in and enjoying the delectable bread!

Keywords: Pumpkin Bread